BSNL Revises Annual 3G Data Plans with Fixed Monthly Data Usage

BSNL has revised its prepaid annual 3G data plans to offer data usage on fixed monthly basis. Earlier users activating annual data plans would get full data instantly with validity of one year. Now subscribers will only get a fixed monthly benefit added to their account every month for a period of 12 months.


Annual data plans DPV1251, DPV2299 and DOV3299 used to offer 9 GB, 12 GB and 30 GB respectively with a validity of 12 months. From 01-03-2015 onward, customer activating these offer will get 750MB/month, 1.5GB/month and 2.5GB/month for 12 months respectively. Any unused data in account will not be carry forwarded to next month and will get truncated before adding next month data allowance.

TT Perspective 

BSNL has made their annual prepaid plan look like a postpaid plan where customer has to pay for whole year while getting data as rationed allowance per month. Since the unused data is not carry forwarded to next month this has defeated the whole purpose of an annual data plan. Customers would find subscribing for monthly plans much attractive than going for these annual plans.

Please do let us know by comments below your view this move by BSNL.

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March 6, 2015 1:30 pm 1:30 PM

Crazy BSNL – Today, holly day(black out day) , they are charging for data usage from main balance though I activated and having data balance with DPV 1251 plan – 9 gb one yr validity. Customer care is not responding because of server issue.

March 5, 2015 4:50 pm 4:50 PM

Sir i opted idea easyshare plan now i want to know how much i used minutes sms and how much left unused i am not able to find out they are saying dial *147# but it is marking unbilled amount which cc on 12345 says is after your limit i told them i have opted 900 plan

AMM Zulfiquar
March 5, 2015 11:13 am 11:13 AM

This makes me wonder, what’s happening with BSNL decision makers. Irrational to the core. Did they every think, whether if such an offer is proposed, would they ever be willing to subscribe? Also, how does this benefit? Bookish decision makers would only take such decisions.